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Kau Kee Restaurant

(九記牛腩)
Noodle House and Chinese Restaurant$$$$
中区, 中環
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  • Brian
    "The best beef brisket on the northern part of HK island!"(42 Tips)
    Josche E.
    "Loved the beef tendon curry with flat noodles."(7 Tips)
    Leirda
    "Mix it up with a curry beef brisket - thick and tasty!"(19 Tips)
    Dallas K.
    "Curry beef noodles are absolutely amazing."(23 Tips)
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  • Cathy T.
    Cathy TangSeptember 19
    Portions are a bit smaller than the average noodle shop, so order 2 of you are hungry
  • Shopneer
    ShopneerAugust 9
    What distinguishes Kau Kee from other noodle restaurants is that they only serve Beef Brisket in clear broth and curry soup. Welcome everybody to ask me questions about Hong Kong.
    Upvoted Aug 9
  • P Y
    P YJune 28
    Beef gusket curry noodle
  • Micheál Ó.
    Cramped and noisy, the way HK noodle places are supposed to be. The noodles are great, and cheap. Always a queue but it moves quickly. Don't bother ordering a drink, you won't be there long enough.
  • Jean-Marc B.
    Excellent. Time for a revisit.
  • nmmei
    nmmeiMay 18
    Personally do not recommend the beef noodle with oyster sauce, really salty and does not taste that great, but the beef soup is quite rich and flavourful.
  • VotreX T.
    They have the craziest aunty but wow what an experience!
  • Daniel d.
    Fantastic Brisket curry
  • Fook Seng L.
    The clear soup and curry beef noodles is good.
  • Alice S.
    Alice SeoyeonFebruary 25
    wait in a queue for a 30mins and sit with other people. in late dinner time, poplular dishes are sold out.
  • Sharin L.
    Sharin LeeFebruary 20
    I love the beef broth but otherwise, waitresses are rude and poor environment for dining in. One pathetic small table MUST sit 6 pax and they tell you straight in the face!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChowJanuary 18
    Beef noodle is just so-so, there are better ones around, price is expensive too. Worst is the way they treat customers, I can understand the typical hongkie rudeness but they are the worst I've seen.
  • Jayce T.
    Jayce TehJanuary 17
    Honestly just another restaurant which tourist will go. For me, is good to try once but not worth to q for the food.
  • Agnes Y.
    Agnes YapJanuary 17
    Beef noodle is just so-so, owner and staff are rude, tried to ask one of their walk-in customer to takeaway instead of dine in because she didn't order enough food.
  • MunKeat H.
    MunKeat HoJanuary 17
    Really rude staff and over priced food. Tasted way better ones. Won't be back for sure
  • Sawit K.
    Sawit K.January 14
    Curry with flat noodle is to die for. Recommend
  • Sawit K.
    Sawit K.January 14
    Queuing is going fast
  • Ginevra V.
    Ginevra VillaJanuary 8
    Find the time and patience to queue. While in HK you can't miss a lunch at Kau Kee Restaurant. Thumbs up for food quality, time management and organisation. Carry noodles highly recommended
  • R F.
    R FJanuary 3
    Get the curry beef tendon soup with e-fu noodles. I don't even like e-fu noodles, but damn. If you don't want to wait, get takeout, but I reco eating there the 1st time.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BelloDecember 31, 2016
    Amazing noodles. Order the #4 (clear broth) and the #14 (curry).
  • George Y.
    George YiuDecember 23, 2016
    omg the beef. don't be scared of the line, it moves super fast
  • Nicolo H.
    Nicolo HallareDecember 6, 2016
    Curry noodles!
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangNovember 25, 2016
    The beef brisket noodle is like Vietnamese pho, but with heartier chunks of meat.
  • Abu 3.
    Abu 3abedOctober 12, 2016
    It wasn't bad, aside from the fact that half the bowl was fat :) nonetheless the noodles were good 7/10
  • Ivana L.
    Ivana LiSeptember 21, 2016
    Amazing broths!!! If you're here with at least 2 ppl, get one of each broth - regular and curry.
  • P C.
    P CSeptember 8, 2016
    The beef noodles are to die for. Meat is supersoft, noodles chewy, broth filling. The queue snakes round the block, even in the rain. Come at non mealtime hours to skip the Qs. Starts at 12.30pm.
  • Jing D.
    Jing DngSeptember 3, 2016
    quick and delicious meal ! go for the beef noodle.
  • Tom
    TomAugust 30, 2016
    Had 4 (beef brisket noodles, 45¥) and 14 (same with curry, spicy, 47¥), both good but liked 14 more. Fast service, waited 25 min @ 13:30pm. Hong Kong experience! :D one bowl of curry is enough.
  • Josche E.
    Josche EncarnacionAugust 11, 2016
    This was such an interesting experience where you are seated with strangers in a packed table that you will definitely hear each other slurp. Loved the beef tendon curry with flat noodles.
  • Dallas K.
    Dallas KwokJuly 21, 2016
    Curry beef noodles are absolutely amazing. Staff are assholes, but that's the true Hong Kong way. Be careful of discrepancies between the Chinese and English menus.
  • Go Find Alice
    Go Find AliceJune 1, 2016
    Curry beef tendon and brisket noodles and thebregular clear both brisket noodles are both amazing! Lives up to the hype.
  • Tsyr En
    Tsyr EnMay 27, 2016
    I dont think its worth the 1 hour queue, IMO
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiMay 21, 2016
    Came close to closing so most noodles were sold out. Had curry Beef brisket with Tendon egg noodles. It was good. Curry was tasty & spicy. Meat & tendon was tender. Tho I wouldn't wait an hr for it.
  • vivienne a.
    vivienne au-yangMay 20, 2016
    amazing curry beef noodles but the owner is so rude & grumpy, would yell at you if you move slow, it's almost funny
  • Ben L.
    Ben LenartsApril 16, 2016
    Worth standing in line for!
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngApril 3, 2016
    Everyone talks about the curry but honestly the simple beef noodle is much better. The menu is confusing AF and when they bring the food they won't call it by the number. Ask someone to translate
  • Chinaphong K.
    Chinaphong KowongApril 2, 2016
    The curry noodle is the best. There's always a queue. On average a person spends 15 minutes in this restaurant, so it's quick. Expect to wait about 30 minutes to be seated. *Ps. No queue for take out.
  • Will L.
    Will LeungApril 2, 2016
    long line, beef brisket is tasty. wide noodles are recommended.
  • Burcu D.
    Burcu DegerMarch 15, 2016
    No no no... The place is not clean and the meat was just full of fat... Had to search for actual meat in the bowl... 😝
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanMarch 8, 2016
    http://www.tommyooi.com/must-eat-food-in-hong-kong/
  • Ivan N.
    Ivan NMarch 4, 2016
    Must order one more soup to accompany Efu noodles as soup is running out fast
  • Leo C.
    Leo C.February 15, 2016
    All time favourite for beef brisket! Have it with the thin egg noodles, instead of the white flat rice noodles.
  • shinnygogo
    shinnygogoFebruary 14, 2016
    Beef noodles
  • fung q.
    fung qqFebruary 12, 2016
    Long queue and not really worth it
  • Ali B.
    Ali BFebruary 9, 2016
    Go mid afternoon and skip the queues. Great authentic experience.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyFebruary 6, 2016
    Line moves fairly fast. The curry beef noodle is good but on the spicier side.
  • Adel Y.
    Adel YCHJanuary 23, 2016
    I did like my bowl of beef tendon curry and he loved his beef brisket beef broth... Slippery floor and unapologetic HK attitude
  • Michael M.
    Michael MakunasJanuary 21, 2016
    Don't be scared by the line, it goes fast, and get the beef tendon with curry.
  • Chin Yee T.
    Chin Yee TongJanuary 15, 2016
    Well it's safe to say I did not regret standing in the queue for 30 minutes for my delicious bowl of beef slice noodles. Was absolutely mouth watering.
  • Chin Yee T.
    Chin Yee TongJanuary 15, 2016
    Beef noodles :-)
  • Daphne G.
    Daphne GoonJanuary 5, 2016
    Lives up to its famous name. Very delicious and worth it! 👍🏻👍🏻 tried the curry and clear broth
  • Yago F.
    Yago FloresJanuary 1, 2016
    Beef brisket is a must!
  • jansen c.
    jansen cDecember 24, 2015
    Really good beef noodle soup, highly recommend their curry e-noodle!! Keep in mind.. might be a 30 mins wait, below average service and sharing table with others.
  • •• i v y •
    •• i v y •December 16, 2015
    Nice beef noodles. Different. Clearer texture. Long queues and very cramped eating. Be careful too, floor is oily and slippery.
  • Gregory K.
    Gregory KueblerDecember 7, 2015
    Is it worth the wait? Yup! If super hungry order two bowls or split an extra one with a friend
  • Viv P.
    Viv PengDecember 2, 2015
    I passed by this place everyday because it's so close to my place. There's forever a queue of tourists. I walked in today around 10 when there's no line. I ordered curry beef noodle soup. So good!
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KeeNovember 23, 2015
    Overrated and therefore, overpriced for what it is. Beef is too chewy and flavourless. Soup is at best, on par with any old koay teow th'ng you'll find in Penang.
  • Jason
    JasonNovember 2, 2015
    I really liked their noodles with beef brisket.
  • Justin C.
    Justin ChenOctober 22, 2015
    The line looks really long but goes quickly if you're just 1-2 people.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WongOctober 17, 2015
    Super duper good!!! Local food must try!!
  • Peter W.
    Peter WoodmanSeptember 20, 2015
    if you're getting takeaway, no need to wait in line. if you do you will upset the lady.
  • Peter W.
    Peter WoodmanSeptember 20, 2015
    probably the best beef noodle stew i have had. broth in the regular noodle soup is amazing and fragrant, and the curry is smooth and comforting. strong recommend.
  • Sorin C.
    Sorin CiocanAugust 30, 2015
    Beef brisket
  • Sorin C.
    Sorin CiocanAugust 30, 2015
    Excellent beef brisket & efau noodles. I've been told it's best of the kind in HK. Indeed is very tasty. Don't look for anything fancy: you cue to enter, you sit, you eat, you leave.
  • Sonia S.
    Sonia SuAugust 3, 2015
    Environment itself could be improved but soup and noodles are truly delicious. Beef very tender. Must try in HK!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BlastingJuly 20, 2015
    Totally worth the wait!!!
  • NeMeSiS
    NeMeSiSJuly 16, 2015
    Always wanted to try their beef brisket. Local favorite hence expect to Q. Small and cramp place but with good ventilation. Would love to try their curry next round. Note the staffs may not be polite
  • Roberto T.
    Roberto ThaisJuly 7, 2015
    If two bowls is too much, get the beef brisket noodles and a side of the curry (only 10 HKD). Dip some of the noodles and beef into the curry and enjoy.
  • Justine T.
    Justine TaiJune 15, 2015
    If you go for a late dinner, you can skip the queue.
  • Song L.
    Song LiMay 21, 2015
    The beef noodle soup is amazing
  • Mamoru
    MamoruMay 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Very tasty noodle.
  • Greg C.
    Greg CalApril 29, 2015
    Cheap and efficient in typical Hong Kong style. The best beef brisket in HK
  • Tom H.
    Tom HilditchMarch 11, 2015
    Closed down!
  • Angela L.
    Angela LiuFebruary 12, 2015
    The curry beef brisket noodles was good but the clear beef brisket noodles can be better. The consistently long queue really puts me off too
  • Matt T.
    Matt Ta-MinJanuary 22, 2015
    Excellent beef brisket. Curry beef noodles is my favourite. Queues out of the door are there for good reason.
  • JK
    JKJanuary 20, 2015
    Taking photo from the end of the queue. Avoid lunch time if you can as the noodles are not fully cooked during rush hours. Beef brisket is good though
  • bear b.
    bear bearJanuary 12, 2015
    opens at 1230 and be ready to queue. go for the 牛腩伊麵,
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LoryJanuary 7, 2015
    Brisket like butter with rice noodles in a cramped space. Chinese penicillin.
  • Brandon Y.
    Brandon YoungJanuary 5, 2015
    Beef brisket is amazing
  • Christine
    ChristineDecember 31, 2014
    Just the best beef brisket in town. Don't be scared by the crowds the service fast😄 Tip: try also the competitive beef brisket at #sisterwah at Tin Hau - still a secret but also sooo good!😍
  • Monkeyking
    MonkeykingDecember 31, 2014
    Cons: You have to wait one hour outside to get your beef brisket noodles. Pros: Daimn... it's worth it.
  • Richard F.
    Richard FooDecember 31, 2014
    Famed outlet specializing in Beef Brisket/Beef noodles. Choice of Yee Mee, thick noodle in Traditional broth or Curry sauce. Traditional broth is excellent. Be prepared to queue.
  • Lo C.
    Lo CosmoDecember 26, 2014
    Long queue and small portion
  • Antoine E.
    Antoine EmondDecember 20, 2014
    This is a nice restaurant. The food is very good and cheap, however I think people on Foursquare are a bit overhyped. Great experience overall, but don't forget you'll have little time to eat.
  • Heffalump W.
    Heffalump WangNovember 30, 2014
    The beef noodle was soooo delicious.
  • Brian
    BrianNovember 25, 2014
    The best beef brisket on the northern part of HK island!
  • R T.
    R TanOctober 31, 2014
    It's everything is cracked up to be; crowded, grumpy waiters and great beef brisket noodles. Don't expect good service, but expect the best beef brisket in Hong Kong.
  • jwön
    jwönOctober 24, 2014
    Like all good food in HK, there is always a queue. Kau Kee doesn't disappoint; tender chunks of braised beef, although you need to pick the right noodles. Curry beef also worth a try! 7/10
  • John P.
    John PaterakisOctober 11, 2014
    Line out the door at 5:30 pm on a Saturday night. The locals must know something.
  • Cynthia D.
    Cynthia DrescherOctober 9, 2014
    Was a little intimidated to eat here bc it's a very local, brusque place, but am happy I did. Dinner for 3 people came to $205 HKD. Beef tendon & curry e-fu noodles + iced coffee for me!
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteOctober 4, 2014
    The beef brisket soup or curried beef brisket soup is the bees knees. Less thank $1US and you'll be craving it forever
  • Min Shen T.
    Min Shen TehSeptember 21, 2014
    Decent beef noodle!!!
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KooSeptember 10, 2014
    Favourite beef brisket noodle shop in Hong Kong. Really poor service but nobody seems to care. Used to like the curry one more, but these days I prefer the clear broth one
  • R C.
    R CAugust 26, 2014
    Feels like you're eating in a very public washroom- definitely worth trying for local experience. Gigantic amount of noodles in a tiny bowl, curry is strong and greasy.
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SchraderAugust 13, 2014
    This place is a wonderful example of Cantonese culture and food!
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuAugust 10, 2014
    Their curry soup noodles are good but can't beat the clear broth classic
  • Jeremy N.
    Jeremy NJune 25, 2014
    Amazing beef brisket noodles and curry noodles. Portions are a bit small so order one of each. Have the clear soup first and then the heavier curry noodles after. Perfect with an iced lemon tea!
  • FoodieWorld
    FoodieWorldJune 12, 2014
    The Foodie Forks 2014 • Legendary local food (editor's choice) well-deserved reputation for the best beef brisket in town
  • Rose C.
    Rose ChiuMay 8, 2014
    Decent beef brisket noodles but nothing to be WOW-ed about
  • Mitya U.
    Mitya UstinovMay 7, 2014
    Don't hesitate queuing. You'll get inside surprisingly fast.
  • Ameline T.
    Ameline TanJuly 29, 2016
    Very good 牛腩面!!
  • Jié
    JiéJuly 9, 2016
    肉不够嫩。The beef is not tender enough.
  • JY S.
    JY ShinJune 3, 2016
    16번 드세요 :) 소고기카레튀김면
  • Ray B. A.
    Ray B. AhnApril 9, 2016
    저를 믿고 3번, 14번 주문하면 됩니다. 93홍콩달러 나와요^^
  • henry L.
    henry LeeMarch 12, 2016
    아주 불친절하지만, 가성비 좋아요! 근처에 있으면 먹어 볼만해요~ 멀리 있다면 꼭 찾아갈 필요까진 없어요..
  • Dr. Nelepko
    Dr. NelepkoOctober 4, 2015
    Отличный ресторан! Местные едят и советуют
  • SH
    SHApril 1, 2015
    양이 작아보여도 하나먹으면 든든해욥^^
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